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February 22, 2005 7:00 AM CST

QUIKRETE® Celebrates 65 Years of Success


The QUIKRETE Companies was founded on May 22, 1940, and has since become one of the most recognizable names in concrete. To celebrate this 65th anniversary, QUIKRETE is giving away a week's stay at Detroit Tigers Fantasy Camp in Lakeland, Fla., in January 2006.

By registering on the Sports Illustrated web site ( between May 23 and July 29, participants will be entered for a chance to play with and learn from former all-stars on the Detroit Tigers' 1968 and 1984 World Series Championship teams.

The company, headquartered in Atlanta since 1981, began in 1940 in Columbus, Ohio, as Maintenance Products Inc., producing stucco and other packaged products for commercial uses. Anticipating the need for pre-mixed, dry-packaged concrete, founder Gene Winchester created QUIKRETE brand concrete mix in 1952 and changed the name of the company to The QUIKRETE Companies in 1965. Since that time, QUIKRETE has grown to produce over 200 commercial and home improvement products in more than 75 manufacturing facilities, with plants located throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

About the Author

The QUIKRETE® Companies are the largest manufacturers of packaged concrete in the United States and an innovative leader in the commercial building and home improvement industries. QUIKRETE® products are manufactured and bagged in 88 manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and South America, allowing for unsurpassed distribution and product depth. For additional information on The QUIKRETE® Companies or its products, please visit or call 800-282-5828.


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